Agree with Angus. Some of these guys are coining it in
I stopped working in GGC OOH after safety concerns I highlighted re staffing and workload were ignored.
Seems I'm not the only one that has done this.
Also are these the same Deep End GPs on the front of The Hearld recently with some of highest incomes in Scotland?
Perhaps they should invest in staff rather than pocket as profit but still shout for more resources???
Come on guys - from watching videos??? Try seeing some patients and gain a bit of credibility.
Could the GPs in affluent areas be better at playing the "academics" at their own game?
Or do less able GPs gravitate to deprived areas?
All questions worth asking.....
With a huge student population agree this model might work when a large proportion of your patients disappear off home for large parts of the year.
Limiting bringing patients back - is that not what is known as lack of continuity? How does this work with multi- morbid, frail elderly or deprived populations? What are the knock on costs in secondary care etc??
Have to agree with Angus here.
I have no doubt it is more expensive to deliver rural care.
Looking at the ISD data - some of these rural practices seem pretty well remunerated already. A couple stand out!
You are worried the staff won't be there in rural areas, well nobody is convinced these staff will appear in urban areas!!!
Does absolutely nothing to address/manage rising demand.
Pie in the sky stuff.
Sounds like Dads Army!
What an idiot!
This is rapidly looking like a wasted opportunity and wont deliver a sustainable service for those of us with 20+ years to go.
Disquiet is growing amongst the troops especially the younger tribe.
Can we resign our contracts and go private in Scotland if as feared this contract doesnt live up to expectations?
Cant wait to spend my time answering trivial queries from noctors.
I assume the buck will still ultimately stop with us GPs?
What happens when inevitably HSCPs cant fill these noctor roles - does it get passed back as unfunded work to practices?
Look to the future - its salaried
Lets just wait and see.
If the BMA hype doesnt live up to expectation can the old guard please move on.
Assume the buck still stops with the GP.
The day will be filled responding to trivial queries from the promised legions of new staff!
Also I fear the massive workload associated with the "silver tsunami" which is hitting certain parts of the country harder than others just now will be overlooked.
This will be the main issue that defines the future of the NHS anywhere in the UK.
This contract better address it or it will be a big no vote in our area.
Not holding my breath on this one.
Expecting big promises from SG and SGPC that will ultimately deliver little.
Not sure the BMA have got their head around the fact younger GPs dont want to be partners anymore for good reason.
Partnership is dead on its feet ( like a certain Theresa I can think of). We need to move towards some form of salaried model.
I fear the new Scottish GP contract is unlikely to change much. Look forward to dealing with the masses of work generated by the legions of noctors.
Risk is that any new money will get swallowed by by debt ridden IJBs and never make it to the frontline. Also north of the border I do worry that we havent even begun to factor in the big demographic shift going on and still are too focused (albeit for good reason) on depivation. Elderly issues are rapidly growing in volume and complexity and will overwhelm the service unless addressed properly.
Where's wee Nicola & her sidekick Shona when you need them?